Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Revitalize the patient journey by embracing technology: 3 insights

    Health systems face critical challenges that threaten their growth and financial performance.
  2. CDC's 5-part plan to protect healthcare worker mental health

    The mental and emotional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers has been well documented, with HHS announcing in July the availability of an estimated $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding to address this issue.
  3. Perspectives on optimizing asset utilization in healthcare — 4 Qs with LeanTaaS Founder and CEO Mohan Giridharadas

    During a recent interview, LeanTaaS Founder and CEO Mohan Giridharadas discussed why asset utilization and capacity management are such urgent operational issues for hospitals today.

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  1. 7 recent CFO moves

    The following hospital and health system CFO moves have been reported since Oct. 5:
  2. Some patients forgo care as states cut telehealth provisions: 8 details 

    Half of U.S. states have stopped emergency declarations that waived licensing requirements for out-of-state clinicians conducting telehealth visits, leaving patients across the country unable to access care or scrambling for new providers, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 22.
  3. 20 states with most, least expensive 2022 monthly average premiums

    A report from anticipates that the 2022 national average for health insurance premiums will be up one percent to $541 monthly. 
  4. New VA COVID-19 stats show toll at state-operated facilities 

    The Department of Veteran Affairs' COVID-19 data reflecting May 2020 to Nov. 7, 2021, shows 1,498 residents and 54 staff at its facilities have died from the virus, figures likely to rise with missing data from harder-hit states, Politico reported Nov. 19.
  1. Novartis plans unconventional sales strategy for new heart drug

    Novartis is sidestepping the traditional drug launch process in favor of a more unconventional marketing tactic for its new cholesterol drug Leqvio, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 21.
  2. Nursing home under investigation following deadly COVID-19 outbreak operating under new name

    Andover Subacute Facility I and II, two New Jersey facilities that came under fire following the discovery of 17 bodies in a makeshift morgue in April 2020, have been renamed Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Center at Andover, NBC reported Nov. 22. 
  3. Sparrow workers authorize strike amid Michigan COVID-19 surge

    Workers at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich., have authorized a strike.
  4. Express Scripts names CMO

    Cigna subsidiary Express Scripts named Christine Gilroy, MD, its incoming CMO.
  1. Brookwood Baptist Health names CEO

    Jeremy Clark was appointed CEO of Brookwood Baptist Health and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., a role he assumed Sept. 30.
  2. COVID-19 may trigger post-viral syndromes

    SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can sometimes trigger several post-viral syndromes, or diseases occurring after infection, NPR reported Nov. 18.
  3. Comprehensive approach to opioid use disorder treatment lacking in most states, study says

    Governments at the federal and state levels established opioid use disorder treatment programs during the pandemic, but few states took a comprehensive approach to treating the condition, according to a study published Nov. 19 in JAMA Health Forum.
  4. Accurate, fast testing key to COVID-19 pills' success, medical experts say

    The success of the two COVID-19 antiviral pills under FDA review is contingent upon high risk patients' ability to be tested quickly and accurately, medical experts told Kaiser Health News Nov. 22.
  5. Spectrum Health to make $117M investment in higher pay, bonuses

    To retain and recruit employees, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health plans to spend $117 million for pay increases and bonuses, MiBiz reported Nov. 21.
  6. Biden administration to invest $1.5B in healthcare workforce

    The Biden administration is investing $1.5 billion from the COVID-19 aid package to address healthcare workforce shortages in underserved communities, the White House announced Nov. 22. 
  7. Merck acquires Acceleron for $11.5B

    Merck completed its acquisition of Acceleron Pharma for about $11.5 billion, the drugmaker said Nov. 22.
  8. Better healthcare through math — 4 operational learnings from UCSF

    Appointment scheduling represents a complex mathematical problem for infusion centers, which is often handled using linear logic. There is a better way.
  9. Tower Health reaches deal to save 2 Pennsylvania hospitals

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health has secured a new owner for two of its Pennsylvania hospitals, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

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